Thursday, November 3, 2011

Elegant Christmas Ornament

Christmas-Greetings

Hello friends!
I hope your week is going wonderfully!  Time seems to be just flying by for us these days.  The silence on the job hunt is deafening, yet everything else seems to be just flying by us.  To keep sane.... I made another Christmas card.  This card uses the newly released set from Our Daily Bread designs called Ornaments 2, and is cut with the coordinating Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament Die.  I love love love this set!  I used Coredinations for my base, and Anna Griffin Calisto Christmas and Recollections brushed gold for my designer paper.  The ivory strips are Gina K embossed with a CB folder, then inked with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.  The ornament itself was heat embossed on white card, then sponged with T Holtz Fired Brick.  I heat embossed the sentiment and cut with a SU! punch, then mounted on a Spellbinders Holly Accents cut out from the Holly Accent Dies. I punched a hole in the ornament and ran some gold cording through it, and mounted that to the main panel, then added a pine bough edge punched piece (MS).   I sewed each panel and added some bling and a sheer ribbon. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - #13 texture, Freshly Brewed - #70 Anything goes, Paper Shelter Challenge -  #38 Christmas fun, Scrapbook Sisters - #58 Anything Goes, Stampavie and More -#155 Anything Goes, Anything Goes Challenge -  #53 Stitches Real or Faux-1st Week, Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes & a bit of bling, Ribbon Carousel Challenge - must include spooled item - Anything Goes (thread & gold cord & ribbon), Stamp-N-Doodle - Embossing, Always Something Creative - Challenge#16 - It must Sparkle!, Heidi's Hobbystuggu -  - Bling/Sparkle, Really Reasonable Ribbon - Must use ribbon -  Christmas Theme, Ooh La La CreationsStitching (faux or real), Paper Playtime -  Anything Goes, Paper Pretties - Use a Sentiment, Pollycraft - Anything Goes, Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Goes, Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes, Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes, One Stitch At A Time  - Christmas, The Ribbon Girls -Must use ribbon - Jingle all the way to Christmas, Gingerloft - BINGO (ribbon, dp, sewing), Little Claire's  -  #14 Christmas, Sweet Stampin - must Stamp - Anything goes, 


45 comments:

Merlyn said...

Hi Grace..GOD will never leave you nor forsake you.. He is there for you.. He'll surely support you..
I always like red and green combo when it for Christmas. This card is very very beautiful.. I like the ornament very much.. The design paper, embossed paper and the stitching makes the card look sooooooo beautiful:) Very nice card..

Basslady said...

this is such an elegant and noble creation!

love it so much!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Hazel said...

A beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for giving us details of how you made it. Thanks also for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Carla S. said...

Your Christmas card is absolutely gorgeous, Grace! I love the rich red and green and the gold embossed ornament! Just stunning! Hugs and prayers for you!

Laura Davis said...

Wow, stunning work!
Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!
Laura

Wedgie said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Grace, gorgeous card I love the traditional colours
Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Click Here to enter
Hugs
Tamara
Anything goes DT

Shirley N said...

Grace this is just stunning and so elegant! Beautiful job!!!

Patti J said...

Grace, this is so elegant! I love everything about your card, my friend!

Sarah said...

Hello Grace, what a beautiful card. Wonderful colours - so rich - and the ornament is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Sweet Stampin'. Sarah

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Absolutely stunning Grace!! This is one of my fave holiday cards yet with the vibrant colors and the gold. Sheer elegance!!
hugs,
Chris

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card, Grace! Your embossing is perfect, and the sheer ribbon is beautiful. Thanks for playing along in the Ribbon Carousel Challenge this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

rich, regal and absolutely gorgeous

MaxineD said...

WOW what an eyeful of rich gorgeous-ness!!This is amazing, Grace, and so beautiful.
May God bless you richly as you wait on Him.
Maxine

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Awesome job and yes it is elegant!......Thanks for joining us at CGI Challenges this week!

Shell~Alaska♥

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Livert said...

Cute christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges. this week.

Liv

Abi said...

A stunning elegant card Grace. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Shirley said...

Wow! You are so right! What a very elegant and beautiful card! Love what you did for your main image!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Becky said...

Grace, this is just stunning! I love the gold embossing.

Stacy said...

Beautiful card! And I love your music, my favorite song was playing when I popped in so I had to stay and listen! Thank you for joining our Anything goes challenge at FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGES!
Stacy

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, this is beyond words gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us for the month long Anything Goes challenge at Freshly Brewed.

Linda

helloholley said...

Gorgeous card!!! ;)thanks for joining us at SSCB! Blessings!!

Holley

Nisson Family said...

This is an elegant card. Gorgeous! Perfect card for Christmas. Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime!

Pam
Simply-Pam.blogspot.com
Paperplaytime.blogspot.com

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Grace :-) the bauble and colours are stunning ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

please consider turning off word verification x

Cheryl said...

oh this is one really gorgeous card just love the image and the detail,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cherylx

Anne said...

Absolutely stunning Grace. Thanks for playing along with us at OLL this time. Hugs x

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Gorgeous card Grace! The red and gold are so rich and vibrant together. It's been a while since I visited and admired all your beautiful cards, they are definitely works of art!

Hugs!

bettand said...

Wow this is really a beautiful christmas card with a lovely ornament. That bow and pearls are beautiful as well. Thanks for playing at HeidisHobbystuggu this month and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina xx PS Can you please consider turning off word verification please;)

Gale said...

Gorgeous! Yes, very elegant. Love the rich red and gold!
Thanks for joining in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs!

:) Gale
(come by my blog and enter to win a free copy of 'My Memories' scrapbook software!
http://galevarland.blogspot.com)

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Just breath taking!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Pollycraft!
Hugs, Marit.
..::xXx::..

scrap joanny said...

wow this is so elegant card !!!! thanks so much for playing with lollipopcrafts - hugs Joanna

moosrose said...

OMG! This is such an amazing card! Very elegant and so beautiful!
Thank you for playing along with us at allways something creative!
hugs

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so gorgeous.

Kiki said...

Wow, this is fantastic! It really looks soooo elegant - great job!

Thanks so much for joining us at SAM.

Hugs, Kiki

Hege said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I really like the whole card, but the ornament is just stunning. Thank you for playing with HeidisHobbystuggu this time. Hege.

Lizy said...

This is just gorgeous Grace! I love all your texture! :)

Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week :)
Lizy DT x

HeidisHobbystuggu said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joyning the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu this month!

Winnie said...

A wonderful card, thank you for joining the challenge at Heidishobbystuggu this month

Hugs Winnie @ Norwayscrapper

Louise said...

Love the embossing!
Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's x

SallyB. said...

very elegant, vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei allways something creative, best regards SallyB.

Eva Marie said...

Oh how lovely!!
Thanks for joining us at HeidisHobbystuggu!
Hugs

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Sheryl said...

Hi Grace! This card certainly has the "WOW FACTOR!" It's so very gorgeous and elegant! Truly stunning! It's been a pleasure to visit your blog!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Anything goes!"
Remember if you enter a project with a Fresh Brewed Designs Image, you will be entered into our big blog candy drawing!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl